Atlanta Falcons: 5 Burning Pre-Draft Questions
Nov 15, 2014; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Miami Hurricanes running back Duke Johnson (8) runs against Florida State Seminoles during the first half at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
Will the Falcons trade down in the second-round?
If the Falcons miss out on some of the top pass-rushers with the eighth-overall pick, they may look to trade down. Doing so allows them to recoup value with additional draft picks, while also moving back to pick a targeted player.
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It’s unlikely Dimitroff will be looking to trade back in the first-round, but it could come into play in the second-round.
With so many defensive needs, it would make sense to trade down and add additional draft picks later on.
Trading back could come into play if Dimitroff has targeted a player who he feels will be available to them later on in the round.
This could be the case if the Falcons look to add a running back in the second round. Assuming Melvin Gordon and Todd Gurley are gone, Dimitroff may trade down to pick up a player like Duke Johnson or Ameer Abdullah, while also recouping extra picks to work on the defense later on.
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